[Nation] Away from the conference tents where the Fifth Annual Devolution Conference is going on in Kakamega County, the jury is still out on whether taking political and economic power to the grassroots has been a success.
[Lesotho Times] Eight Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) officers briefly appeared for the first time before the High Court on Tuesday to face charges of murdering former LDF commander, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, in July 2015.
[News24Wire] Several suspects – one of them a police officer – accused of murder and conspiring to kill Glebelands hostel dwellers, are expected appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday for bail applications.
[Nation] The government is on the spot for ignoring court orders signalling a worrying trend in past one week.
[UN News] Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday.
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group , has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters (737-800SF) converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) from GECAS, with the first delivery expected in June of 2018, followed by a second in January of 2019.
[News24Wire] A search and rescue operation has been launched in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal following reports that a 20-year-old local disappeared in the surf on Friday.
[AIM] The Mozambican government has introduced austerity measures to cut expenditure on the perks and privileges of high ranking state officials, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Malaeiane, announced on 5 December.
[New Zimbabwe] Christopher Mutsvangwa’s war veterans executive has vowed to defend the ex-fighters’ welfare organisation from continued interference by Zanu PF as a High Court judge Wednesday once again dismissed an attempt by a war veterans faction to force its ouster.
[GroundUp] The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal that the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office must be opened is a victory for asylum seekers. The court found that the director-general of the Department of Home Affairs had used his power unlawfully.